A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Sardinal in Costa Rica. The temblor was reported at 04:29:55 / 4:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -86.0037° West, 10.6424° North. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/02/20 / 2020-02-03 10:29:55 / February 3, 2020 @ 10:29 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us60007nbd. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60007nbd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Belén, Potosí, San Jorge. The epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Liberia (c. 45 400 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Rivas (c. 30 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Nicoya (c. 15 300 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 12 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from San Juan del Sur (c. 7 800 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from San Jorge (c. 7 200 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Belén (c. 5 400 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Costa Rica (c. 4 516 000 pop), Nicaragua (c. 5 996 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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